The Parkgate Hotel has revealed it will open later this Autumn in time for the big autumn clashes with New Zealand, South Africa, Fiji and Australia.
Operated on behalf of the Welsh Rugby Union, The Parkgate is located near to Welsh Rugby’s Principality Stadium and will feature 170 guest bedrooms and suites, a signature restaurant and bar, an elegant tea lounge, and a luxurious rooftop spa.
New computer-generated images released to mark the launch of the hotel brand show how the development will transform two of Cardiff’s most historic landmarks – the old Post Office and County Court properties on Westgate Street.
The new hotel had the ‘working title’ Westgate Hotel, but it has now been confirmed that it will take its name from the Parkgate building that housed the old Post Office.
The Parkgate Hotel is part of a collaboration between the Welsh Rugby Union, property developer Rightacres and The Celtic Collection, the group behind the iconic Celtic Manor Resort.
The Celtic Collection chief executive Ian Edwards said: “At a time when we are beginning to reopen and bounce back in tourism and hospitality, we are delighted that The Parkgate Hotel will open this October in time for the autumn internationals.
“The Parkgate is going to be a fantastic, year-round addition to Cardiff’s hotel landscape and it will be an extra special place to be on the big match days that create such an amazing atmosphere in the city.”
He added: “In keeping with the new hotel’s stylish luxury, we will be bringing The Celtic Collection’s reputation for delivering world-class hospitality to our brilliant packages for international rugby matchdays. Combined with the thrilling action at Principality Stadium, these experiences really do complete the perfect match.”
WRU chief executive Steve Phillips said: “We have very much missed welcoming people to Principality Stadium and we are extremely proud to have this fantastic new hotel on show right beside the stadium when we are able to welcome them back.
“Supporters now have a complete menu of options to complete their matchday experience from our premium hospitality offerings at the new Parkgate Hotel or on site at Principality Stadium, to a full range of concessions for U17s across all ticket categories and frozen prices for this year’s Autumn Nations Series.”
He concluded: “The Parkgate Hotel will put guests right at the heart of the match day action and is the perfect location for exploring the city centre. It is another fantastic addition to what we are able to offer our visitors for rugby matches and other sporting fixtures, music concerts and corporate events.”